• The Kingdoms Of Amalur Re-Reckoning Comes

    Update: THQ has confirmed the not-so-subtle rumors, adding that the game will also include all of the released DLC. The rumours are true! Prepare for a Re-Reckoning, because Kingdoms of Amalur is coming back. Remastered with stunning visuals and refined gameplay, it's soon time to experience an epic RPG journey and all its DLCs like never before.#KingdomsOfAmalur #ReReckoning pic.twitter.com/MlpSCTrjPe — Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning (@ReckoningGame) June 4, 2020 [Source: THQ Nordic] Original Story: Listings for Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning have been discovered on the official Microsoft store (and is still up as of the time of this writing) and Amazon, unofficially revealing a remastered edition for 38 Studios' cult title. THQ acquired the rights to the game developed by former-MLB pitcher Curt Schilling's development studio in 2018. Despite picking up the property, at the time original publisher Electronic Arts still had the actual publishing rights, possibly preventing the release of a remaster. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning comes out on August 18 according to the Microsoft store Xbox One listing as well as Amazon, which also shows versions for PS4 and PC. THQ has yet to officially announce the title, but its twitter did have this to say: Kingdom of... what? Never heard of it. — THQ Nordic (@THQNordic) June 4, 2020 For more on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, check out this episode of Replay featuring the title. [Source: Xbox.com via Wario64 on Twitter]

  • Destiny 2 Teases Next Steps

    Bungie has been very quiet about the newest season of Destiny 2, scheduled to begin next week. Previous seasons have had clear names discussed weeks or months in advance, but this summer’s season has consistently been titled Season of the [Redacted]. In addition, the developers have been gradually teasing a number of separate story threads for some time, including the impending arrival of the pyramid ships hinted at in earlier installments of the game, the Drifter’s complicated allegiances, and the current threat of a giant Cabal ship hurtling toward humanity’s last city. While we don’t know yet if all those (and other) threads are finally coming to a head, we do now know that Bungie plans to hold back announcements until the very day of the new season. Season of the [REDACTED] is scheduled to launch on June 9, and a new teaser, first surfacing on the game’s official Twitter, suggests that the future of Destiny 2 will be revealed on the morning of June 9, at 9am Pacific. Check out the brief trailer on Destiny's official Twitter feed, which seems to show the Drifter piloting toward a particularly icy moon.

  • Pressing Pause

    In the name of letting more important voices be heard, Game Informer is choosing to let much of our regular video and podcast content fall silent for the time being. Thank you for understanding.  #BlackLivesMatter

  • Check Out The Last of Us Part II Extended Commercial Trailer

    June 19th and the release of The Last of Us Part II isn't too far away now. Until then, you can check out the extended cut commercial trailer below - and our massive preview from two hours of gameplay. We also have a sprawling interview with creative director Neil Druckmann! Click here to watch embedded media  

  • Sega Releasing Game Gear Micro In Japan

    To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Sega is releasing four Game Gear Micro retro handhelds in Japan on October 6. Each handheld comes in its own color and contains four built-in games from the original handheld running via emulation. Each Micro retails for 4.980 yen (approximately $46). A Collection package featuring all four handhelds and other items will also be available for 27,255 yen (~$250). Sega Game Gear Micro Colors/Games Black: Sonic the Hedgehog, Puyo Puyo 2, OutRun, Royal Stone Yellow: Shining Force Gaiden, Shining Force Gaiden 2, Shining Force Final Conflict, Nazo Puyo: Aruru no Ru Blue: Sonic & Tails, Gunstar Heroes, Sylvan Tale, Baku Baku Animal Red: Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible, Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special, The GG Shinobi, Columns The Micro's screen is only 1.15 inches diagonally, and if that's too small for you, the Big Window magnifier accessory is available if you pre-order all four Micros. The Game Gear Micro has not been announced for release outside of Japan.

  • Check Out Path of Exile's Upcoming Expansion - Harvest

    Coming this month on June 19, Path of Exile's latest expansion is all about growth. Literally! Players can build up gardens that grow monsters, and then harvest them for all kinds of powerful loot. Like other leagues, players find the critical league mechanic to interact with the instanced garden in each area and/or map, seed caches that allow them to travel to their own Sacred Grove, complete with pipes that route color-coded energy to plants. Check out the trailer below for a solid high-level look at what's coming. Click here to watch embedded media Players have plenty of seeds to pick from, both big and small, common and rare, and can handcraft deadly monsters by selecting the right seeds. Seeds grow over time, and as you visit your garden from area to area, you can watch your little buds turn into potential loot caches - but be careful, these blooms bite back! After harvesting your plants, they turn into monsters. If you're interesting in careful, safe farming, low-tier seeds can provide you with a steady influx of loot. However, you can take on much bigger, rare seeds and plants for shots at incredible loot (with a much higher chance of death!). The Grove also lets you craft items to your specifications, which will allow players a ton of flexible customization that can be hard to achieve without tons of farming or trading in other leagues. Along with the big new league mechanic, Harvest includes some revamps and special skills for 2-handed weapon users that help bring the weapon class in line with the power level of others. There are new skills and 12 new uniques to discover, along with large retooling of older uniques, making them more useful and desirable for play. Harvest launches on PC June 19, hitting Xbox One and PlayStation 4 the week of June 22.

  • Pokémon Sword & Shield The Isle Of Armor Expansion Hits June 17

    When the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass were revealed earlier this year, Game Freak promised to inject two story-based adventures in new areas of the Pokémon world, as well as new and returning Pokémon, into Sword & Shield. While we haven't received much news since, today, we got a new trailer that gives us a refreshed look at the two expansions that are due this year.  The Isle of Armor sees you venturing to an island to study at a prestigious Pokémon trainer school under the apprenticeship of former Galar-region champion Mustard. The Crown Tundra casts your trainer in the role of expedition leader as you venture through the snowy landscape and delve deep into a Pokémon Dens to battle myriad Legendary Pokémon from past games, including Galarian forms of the Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.  In addition to seeing several returning Pokémon roaming the green pastures and desert expanses of the Isle of Armor, we also got a look at Galarian Slowbro and many of the new characters we'll be encountering, including Klara, Avery, and Mustard. The trailer below also gives us glimpses of Gigantamax Venusaur and Blastoise, as well as new Legendary Pokémon like Kubfu (and its evolved Urshifu forms) and Calyrex. Check out the new trailer for the Pokémon Sword & Shield expansions below. Click here to watch embedded media Pokémon Sword & Shield: The Isle of Armor is set to release on June 17, while Pokémon Sword & Shield: The Crown Tundra is scheduled for a fall launch. For more on these two expansions, check out an in-depth preview from earlier this year. For more on Pokémon Sword & Shield, head to our review. [Source: The Official Pokémon YouTube Channel]

  • Total War Saga: Troy Will Be Free On The Day Of Its Release

    Creative Assembly's Total War strategy series is almost always consistently good. However, there have been so many Total War games over the years that it is hard to know where to start. How about with this year's Total War Saga: Troy, which lets players assume the roles of Achilles, Hector, and many other legendary heroes from the Greek Trojan War.  When Troy releases exclusively on the Epic Games Store on August 13, it will be free for the first 24 hours, so you have one less excuse to give this prolific series a shot. Mark your calendars now.  Click image thumbnails to view larger version                                                                                                              

  • Our Support For The Family Of George Floyd, Our City, And Nation

    As a Twin Cities company, Game Informer is devastated by the events of the last week. We are reeling from the gruesome and unjust death of George Floyd. We offer our condolences to the family and loved ones of George Floyd, and support to the countless other members of the Black community around the country whose pain and loss goes undocumented or unresolved.   Gaming can often act as an escape from the troubles of real life, but for many families, there is no escape from persecution, harassment, and the threat of death. Systemic racism has no place in gaming or in our society. #BlackLivesMatter

  • Sony Postpones PlayStation 5 Presentation

    Sony has decided to postpone its PlayStation 5 showcase indefinitely after the recent events in the killing of George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/ZAY8StN0EU — PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 1, 2020 The showcase was originally planned for this Thursday, June 4, and was expected to feature a number of PlayStation 5 games and perhaps even more info on the holiday system's pricing. Join us Thursday, June 4 at 1:00pm Pacific time for a look at the future of gaming on PlayStation 5: https://t.co/Yr8fafcOVd #PS5 pic.twitter.com/F0yBbDmOtC — PlayStation (@PlayStation) May 29, 2020 [Source: Sony]

  • Pokémon Trading Card Game Announces Battle Academy Board Game

    The Pokémon Company has announced the first-ever board game adaptation of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy delivers a modified version of the TCG in the form of an easy-to-learn, 30-minute board game meant for two players.  When you pick up the Battle Academy box, you receive the two-player board game, three 60-card decks, tutorial guides, and various gameplay accessories. The cards and accessories included in the Pokémon Trading Card Battle Academy box are fully compatible with the standard Pokémon Trading Card products. The set also includes digital codes for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online on PC, iOS, and Android. Click image thumbnails to view larger version                                                                                                               The Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy board game releases June 21 exclusively at Target in the US, with a worldwide release set for July 31. 

  • Goosebumps Dead of Night Coming This Summer

    Cosmic Forces, Sony Pictures Consumer Products, and Scholastic are bringing R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. In Goosebumps Dead of Night you try to collect missing pages from Goosebumps stories that have been stolen, but it's not quite that easy - scary creatures like Lawn Gnomes, the Werewolf of Fever Swamp, and Murder the Clown. It's first-person survival horror, Goosebumps style. Along your journey through the macabre, you must hide, sneak, and solve puzzles to survive.  While we don't have an exact release date, the title is expected to arrive this summer. Check out the trailer below! Click here to watch embedded media